I had tons of duckweed until I discovered that my goldfish liked it. I happily scooped it out of my other tanks into the goldfish tank. Then it disappeared. Go figure.
True, I would suppose that by the time I see signs of less vitality it could pose problems. Once a week would be a good place to start.With all these plants, and most being heavy feeding, I would dose Flourish Comp at least once a week. Weakening plants initially will not help them.
I suspect it is due to the single leaf with its own little branchlet rather than a terminal node with a few leafs sprouting right from the node and the relatively longer distance between nodes.... but that's just a guess or two.Yes, where you cut most stem plants and making sure you plant a healthy node is important. Most stem plants do branch out after they are pruned. If memory serves me well, pennywort doesn't react as well to frequent pruning as most other plants. Don't know the reason for this.
That makes perfect sense. I'm using it as a floater. The African Dwarf Frogs and betta use it as perching spots close to the surface.I suspect it is due to the single leaf with its own little branchlet rather than a terminal node with a few leafs sprouting right from the node and the relatively longer distance between nodes.... but that's just a guess or two.
Although that is a great idea, (I happen to have some zucchini ends from supper stir fry... oh, composted already), I don't think that they a actually eating the plants so much as tearing the new leaflets while eating the "odds and ends" accumulated there. I want to actually see them eating them so I can tell for sure though. Elusive little pricks.... I mean.... Barbs:shock:Maybe try the cucumber and blanched lettuce or spinach and see if that keeps them off the plants. I have a rainbow shark that is currently keeping all of the water sprites and water wisterias in his tank mowed down. Best of luck !
Thanks. I actually drilled more holes in the driftwood after I got it. I thought that fish might like them as hidey holes but they don't do anything other than hide behind the whole piece... I'd need larger holes to make tunnels for that but the holes certainly make for more anchoring places for plants.Oh gawd, your tank is growing out so lovely. I love your idea to get a "holey" piece of driftwood for some of your plants. I may stealy this idea from ya